Laura Armstrong of the UK Pony Club has invited the Irish Pony Club to take part in a virtual Home International dressage competition, to be showcased at a virtual Royal Windsor Horse Show Autumn series which will be live-streamed on 25th-27th September.
The Rules and other information are given on the UK PC website at https://pcuk.org/sports/dressage/competitions-and-events/virtual-dressage-home-international/ and the Rules and copies of the dressage tests are linked below.
Entries open on 14th August and close on 4th September, and the entry fee is £12.00 per combination.
To qualify to enter, riders need to submit copies of two dressage test sheets with scores at 67% or above at the required level (BD/DI Elementary, Novice or Preliminary), along with a video of them riding the UK PC competition dressage test. These are reviewed by the UK Pony Club and the best in each category then qualify for the team from each jurisdiction (Irish Pony Club members would be Republic of Ireland). Competitors then submit a second video of the same PC competition test to be judged as part of the team competition.
The team would be made up of:
- Two riders at UK PC 'Open' level (equivalent to BD/DI Elementary)
- One rider at UK PC 'Intermediate' level (equivalent to BD/DI Novice)
- One rider at UK PC 'Novice' level (equivalent to BD/DI Preliminary)
The dressage tests to be ridden (attached) are:
- Novice – The Pony Club Novice Championship Test 2017
- Intermediate – The Pony Club Intermediate Championship Test 2014
- Open – The Pony Club Open Championship Test 2018
Irish Pony Club members are to submit their entries directly to the UK Pony Club.
This is a very interesting and unique opportunity for Irish Pony Club members. Share this information with any members who may be interested in representing the Irish Pony Club.